Outdoor

Results of special permit a waiting game

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The deadline for submitting special hunt permit applications was midnight on May 23. Now we have a waiting game.Fish and Wildlife indicates the results will be available by the end of June for deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose ...

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Preparing for hunting season

June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the first of a series about preparing for the hunting season.Now is the time to begin preparing for the upcoming hunting season. Yes, we are two to four months away from some of the seasons, but now is the time to start some hunting...

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Free Fishing this weekend

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

No more excuses. Make a lunch, pour the family into the vehicle and go fishing. No fishing license? No problem, at least on this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. This is what Fish and Wildlife terms Free Fishing Weekend.A fishing license...

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Mrs. Smith continued

June 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Today we continue with the story about Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith.“There are several words which mean the same thing, so using one word over and over isn’t necessary,” Mrs. Smith once said in class.Examples include: The lady was funny. Her humor...

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MarDon Fresh News — June 1, 2018

June 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1044.26 feet a foot down from last week. The water temperature on the main Reservoir is at 75 degrees and in the mid upper 70’s back in the sand dunes.The Largemouth fishing continues to ...

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Mrs. Smith shaped my world

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith passed away on April 15. She was my high school English teacher.It takes several different teachers, from our first year of school to graduation from high school, to mold students into worthwhile adults. However, there...

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Hunting and conservation go hand in hand

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

We have been discussing the roll hunters play in conservation. Here are my final thoughts on the subject.Eurasian Collared doveThe Eurasian Collared dove is an invasive species. They are about twice the size of a mourning dove and have a bl...

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DOS opens season at fairgrounds this weekend

May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is the opening Weekend of Columbia Basin Dutch Oven Society. The group is having their opening weekend of Dutch oven season at the North Campground, behind the fair office, of the Grant County Fairgrounds. The public is welcome, there ...

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Final thoughts about hunters and conservation

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a two-part column with final thoughts about hunters and conservation.We have been discussing controlling game animal and bird populations throughout Washington State and the United States with the help of hunters.Wild turkeyThe Wash...

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Hunters eager to help with wolf disaster

May 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is a multi-part series about hunting as a conservation tool: Controlling the wolf population.What are they thinking? They, in this case, are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The boo...

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